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need to evacuate the building. evacuate the building. all engine companies hit your air horns. >> two firefighters were hurt but their injuries are minor. it's the third major fire on capitol hill in just six years. this is april 2007 when a fire destroyed the food hall at east market and then in june of 2011, tune in went up in flames. d.c. fire says that started in the kitchen. the restaurant was able to reopen after a few months of repairs. things are back to normal on 270. traffic was backed up for miles because of an accident. this is what northbound 270 looked like in germantown. all of those headlights there. police say several cars rolled over near middlebrook road before 10:00. two people were hurt. they are expected to be okay. we're tracking tropical
storm andrea as she churns in the go awfulf of mexico. andrea could pack winds of 45 miles per hour but the rain is the real story here. meteorologists say it could dump 3 to 6 inches of rain and some areas could see as much as 8 inches of rain. >> let's see if andrea will affect our weather in any way. tom, good morning. >> good morning. andrea will be a close call on friday. right now off to a mild start under a cloudy sky. temperatures throughout much of the metro area low to mid 60s. now, as we look at what's been happening here over the last few hours, no rain here. we are getting a few sprinkles. this is not associated with andrea. just a weak front with a weak area of low pressure spreading sprinkles out in the mountains. zooming south, look at this heavy rain. yellow, orange. heavy rain across south florida. a center of circulation off the coast. looks like it will be making it
inland over florida later today. and that's going to move up the east coast. i'll show you that track coming up. for the morning hours, a cloudy morning. we'll stay in the 60s through 10:00 and by noontime, low 70s under a cloudy sky. sunrise is at 5:43. a look at the latest track on andrea and the rest of the day in ten minutes. how's traffic? >> checking on things in montgomery county. here's what's happening. as you travel university boulevard eastbound at dennis avenue, the crash here is forcing you to turn off either left or right on university boulevard while crews are working to clear it. volume is light. again very light volume eastbound. be aware of that as you make your commute. also caution for folks driving connecticut avenue southbound just south of the beltway. you'll see the right lanes blocked because of paving. we saw this yesterday.
just the left lane gets by. >> thank you. 4:33. richard jordan at the live desk with breaking news. >> we're watching developments out of philadelphia where the building collapsed yesterday. this morning there's questions into the work conditions at the building before it came crumbling down. we also have new video. you have to stop and see this. a 61-year-old woman was pulled from all that rubble late last night into early this morning. she is the 14th survivor and she's believed to have been in that collapsed building for several hours before she was reached. of course 14 survivors now. many of them have gone to the hospital. one person at least is in critical condition. six people were killed here when this building collapsed adjacent to a thrift store where most of the victims were. we're hearing from the wife of one of the men killed. her husband is an employee at that thrift store and described what he was doing just a few
minutes before the building came crumbling down on top of him. >> my daughter called me and said, mommy, put the tv on. i put the tv on. it was bad. it was at 22nd and market. 22nd and market. i call. i took out my phone right away and i call him. he didn't answer me. >> that woman says that she knows that her husband had her phone close to him because she spoke to him 15 minutes before the building came crumbling down. there are questions this morning as to what the standards were for the demolition that was under way at that building in center city, philadelphia. we'll keep watching developments here as soon as we get more information, we'll pass it along to you. at the live desk, i'm richard jordan. north korea says it's open to holding talks with south korea on reopening their joint run facility closed in april. tensions grew between the two
governments after the north's nuclear test in february. a date for the talks has not been set. president obama heads to north carolina today. he will visit the charlotte area as part of a tour to taut his plan to boost the economy. the president will speak and promote what that middle school calls digital learning. the third stop on middle class jobs tour. he visited austin and baltimore last month. the first lady will begin in campaign mode today in virginia. she is headlining a terry mcc l mccaulive fund-raiser. ken cuccinelli is using the
event to raise money. his campaign manager is asking donors to donate $5 to show that grassroots efforts can compete with white house star power. new overnight, why this giant research lab is now headed to space. plus, not one but two chances of rain in the day ahead. tom will have timing in weather and traffic on the 1s. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪
welcome back. if you stayed up late, you might have seen a rocket streaking across the sky. >> three, two, one, zero. we have launch. >> and that rocket was launched from the eastern shore of virginia after 11:00 last night. it flew 350 miles up to take pictures that scientists will use to study when the first stars and galaxies were formed in the united states and how brightly they burned. it already splashed down 400 miles off the coast. ten months after landing on mars, the curiosity rover ready for a red planet road trip. it will begin a five-mile journey in just a few weeks to the ultimate destination. the mountain has been a goal for researchers. they believe the rocky layers contain billions of years of history on that planet.
it will take ten months to a year to make the journey. >> avoid parts of loudoun county parks today. the county is spraying an insecticide to kill ticks. storm team 4 will be busy over the next couple days. approaching 4:41. rig let's check in with tom. >> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. this is tropical storm andrea showing heavy rain across most of florida. does look like the track will take it up into northern florida later today crossing the panhandle of florida west of jacksonville by later this afternoon with 45-mile-per-hour winds. then the rest of the time tracking right along the coast. it could go anywhere in this zone. looks like by friday evening
45-mile-per-hour winds and maybe near the mouth of the bay and then heading out to sea and closer effects to us will be showers and gusts of wind around 30 to 40 miles an hour on friday. for today, here's how we're looking. we'll have afternoon highs reach the mid 70s. we may get showers moving in by 3:00 or 4:00 and continuing into this evening. a look at the close-up effects of andrea for friday and saturday. seven-day outlook in ten minutes. now a look at traffic. here's danella. >> keeping an eye on the yesterday fire. here's what's happening pennsylvania avenue outbound at 8th. still seeing closures there. also seeing closures along 11th street and 12th street. volume is light. work around using e street but later today the eastern market area is going to be pretty tied up. avoid it. shooting back over to university boulevard eastbound at dennis, eastbound lanes are still blocked because of the crash at dennis. you'll have to turn off on dennis avenue to continue your commute. and traveling 395 northbound,
disabled vehicle at duke off to the shoulder lane. travel lanes in both directions on 395 are open. >> all right. thank you. new fallout this morning on the raid to catch osama bin laden. why a top u.s. military official himself may have been the one who tipped off hollywood movie producers. >> a mother's take on violence
welcome back at 4:44 right now. take a close look at this video. d.c. police need your help to find the people you see caught on this surveillance video. investigators believe they are using credit cards they stole from a home on monroe street last month. the break in happened between 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. on may
29th and the credit cards were used at this clothing store on georgia video. if you recognize people in the surveillance video, call d.c. police. d.c. police are trying to find out if two home invasions within an hour of each other are linked. first happened on north capitol street in northeast around 3:00 yesterday morning. two men broke into a home. the owner picked up ankle weights and yelled he was coming to get them. they escaped through a basement door. an hour later a couple woke to two men in their bedroom. one with a knife. the other with a gun. they took money, iphones and laptops and then one of the men tried to rape the woman. there was a struggle and a shot was fired. no one was hit. >> in both cases at least one of the suspects had a knife so they're similar enough in location and time frame and area that we are looking at them. we don't know for sure if they are linked or not but we believe there's a possibility so we're looking into that. >> police do believe the men responsible are young possibly in their teens or 20s.
14 before the hour now. we now know the name of the man who was killed in temple hills tuesday night. he's andre elmore. someone shot and killed him around 11:00 tuesday night. prince county detectives still have not found his killer. he was 38 years old and was from capital heights. a d.c. woman says she's relieved that police have someone in custody in her son's murder. police say he shot and killed akinwole olu williams. they haven't said why they think he did it. olu williams was 31 years old. he worked full time while earning a degree from catholic university. his mother says stories like his are too common around here. >> it's senseless but it's not something that's not new to this city. it's something that happens all too often in this city.
>> she accepted her son's diploma on his behalf last month. hundreds of students and family and friends gathereded for a vigil to honor the student killed in in a skateboard accident. he died doing a stunt called skiching. the 18 year old was set to graduate later this month. we're told he was going to pursue a nursing degree. they say that he was a one of a kind kid. >> i used to call john big john. it wasn't because of his stature. it was because of his heart. >> he was always there. through every single thing. >> the students collected donations for the family. charges are still pending against the 17 year old who was driving at the time of the accident. this morning we hear of evidence a hollywood
screenwriter has classified information when he wrote the film "zero dark 30." this was weeks after the raid. panetta was cia director at the time. republican congressman peter king says this is proof the white house cut corners on security when dealing with hollywood executives. the controversial drone strike the u.s. military is using overseas may not be as accurate as you think. nbc news received a look at classified documents about more than 100 drone strikes in pakistan in 2010 and 2011. those documents show the u.s. cannot determine how many people were killed in each strike. they cannot identify who some of the people killed are either. many counterterrorism experts still maintain drone strikes are far more precise than conventional attacks. >> it's combined the capabilities of surveillance
strike and long endurance all in one platform. >> they want to maintain the myth that civilians are not harmed by drone strikes which is implausible. >> the documents show that one known civilian was killed in those 114 drone strikes. this morning transportation secretary ray lahood will announce a new partnership to combat human trafficking in the u.s. it can take place on any mode of transportation. lahood will detail a new plan at a news conference at reagan national at 9:30 this morning. if you're heading to the airport this morning, leave your pocket knife at home. the transportation security administration is dropping the plans to allow small knives on planes. the proposal also would would have allowed passengers to carry sports equipment onboard. lawmakers and airlines were against the plan saying it would place passengers and crews at risk. the family of a young girl
in need of a lung transplant has won a legal victory. they allowed the 10-year-old girl to move to the adult donor list. doctors still haven't found a match for sarah. organ transplant rules prevent children under the age of 12 from receiving adult lungs. it is now 4:50. right now river front towns in missouri are bracing for more flooding as the mississippi river crests. this is what it looked like for many homes in that area. water already covers some roadways and bridges and a second levee gave way in west alton yesterday. some thunderstorms are expected in the area today which could make conditions worse. weather and traffic every ten minutes on the 1s.
tom kierein is here with an eye on our forecast. >> we may be affected by a little tropical storm here tomorrow. just east of us. not going to be a direct effect. certainly remarkable for this early in the season. right now it's a milder morning than it has been the last couple mornings low to mid 60s throughout most of the region. quite a bit of cloudiness around and also light rain showing up on storm team 4 radar out in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia and a few sprinkles are beginning to show up in the southern shenandoah valley passing west of us for now. way down south florida getting pounded with heavy rain right now. there's the circulation of andrea off the west coast of florida over the eastern part of the gulf of mexico. here is the latest track. does look like later ashore later today across northern florida and moving along the atlantic seaboard inside anywhere of this zone here perhaps as close if it takes the left track we could get heavy rains in washington but right now the most likely track is red
line as of friday at around -- i should say saturday morning. position at 2:00 a.m. friday afternoon it may be around the mouth of the bay. that's going to be the time when we'll have the heaviest rains. heavy rains likely tomorrow. 1 to 2 inches. blustery wind. it does move out friday night. here's how we look hour by hour throughout the day today. clouds around this morning. highs reaching upper 70s this afternoon. some showers likely moving in from mid afternoon into this evening. not a direct effect from andrea but we'll feel that off and on during the day on friday. highs in the 70s. maybe a lingering shower saturday morning depending on how quickly it moves out. sun back saturday afternoon. drying out on tuesday and wednesday next week. i'm back with another andrea update in ten minutes. first 4 traffic with danella. >> watching road work right now on i-95 in virginia. this is as you head southbound
at prince william parkway. it's off to your left shoulder lane. paving. scheduled to last until 6:00 a.m. you may see a brief delay as you work your way around it. your travel lanes are open. let's head northbound and talk about northbound. northbound at fairfax county parkway along i-95. a work zone there off to the shoulder is clear. travel lanes on i-95. drive time from quantico 26 minutes to reach the capital beltway. i'm back in ten minutes. good news before i go, earlier disabled vehicle on 395 off to the shoulder lane is gone. back to you. >> if it seems like everybody you know has a smartphone, it is not your imagination. more than half of all american adults now own a smartphone. that's according to the pew research center. 35% had the phone two years ago. 90% of adults have some kind of cell phone and you think back 15 years, 20 years, nobody had a cell phone. >> now all of the kids have
welcome back. today's maryland largest casino is opening its largest area. it's now open 24 hours a day. it's celebrating with giveaways throughout the month including big screen tvs a jeep, a power boat and $250,000 jackpot. the casino was the highest earning gaming center in the state last month. it brought in more than $55 million. safe to say one elderly woman in florida will enjoy retirement a little bit more these days. we now know 84-year-old gloria m mackenzie won the jackpot. she may move from that duplex. she doesn't want to talk public by about her big win but we're hearing from some of her neighbors. >> very good person.
yes. very nice neighbor. very, very nice neighbor, yeah. >> wow. that is excellent. wow. that is great. what is she doing with the money? >> don't know. >> good question. >> what are the neighbors going to say? they're going to say she's very, very nice. she chose to receive the lump sum payment. >> you just won a brand new jeep wrangler! from the virginia lottery. >> that's right. diane winter is the lucky winner of the virginia lottery jeep seekers.com sweepstakes. she's a single mom who took her 89-year-old mother to live with her and says the extra set of wheels will really help. >> i've got another veteran in school and my youngest on scholarships from george mason and we need a car. this is amazing.
>> what color are you going to get? >> i don't know. >> winter will have time to pick out the color and the style that she wants. >> congrats to her. very exciting. >> nice to see people excited like that. >> stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. developing at this hour, a local landmark destroyed on capitol hill. now firefighters work to make sure hot spots don't flare-up to become a bigger problem. an incredible discovery after that building collapse in philadelphia. nearly 14 hours rescuers find a victim alive and now the search continues to find more possible survivors. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome to "news4 today" for this thursday, june 6th, 2013. right now best to avoid the area around the d.c. landmark destroyed by flames.